How I became an Oenophile

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I found the Fuze 'Tell a Story' contest and just had to submit my journey of wine tasting. I have been fortunate to learn about this craft and appreciate the efforts of vintner's worldwide. Thanks to those who have developed my palate and here's my offering to you viewers! Enjoy!!

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How I became an Oenophile

  1. 1. Stories from an Oenophile By Keely Killpack, PhD Killpack Group, LLC (This means “Wine Lover”)
  2. 2. Journey <ul><li>Family interest in agriculture, gardening, wine-making & tasting </li></ul><ul><li>Wine tasting family adventures (Think: National Lampoon’s Griswold Family Wine Vacation) </li></ul><ul><li>Wine cellars & sampling from collections </li></ul><ul><li>Development of wine palate & tasting notes </li></ul>My Wine
  3. 3. Wine Tasting Family Vacations <ul><ul><li>Oregon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia & Willamette Valleys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Napa, Sonoma, Alexander Valleys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sierra Foothills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Livermore Valley </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Santa Cruz </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cotes du Rhone Region </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Fun <ul><li>Yes, I have a favorite wine tasting shirt…I always have fun wearing it!! </li></ul>Wine Tasting
  5. 5. Tasting Notes <ul><li>The Palate Master </li></ul>Wine Palate & The Wine Palate Master <ul><li>Pour </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Legs </li></ul><ul><li>Nose </li></ul><ul><li>Aroma </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity </li></ul>Killpackgroup.com <ul><li>Finish </li></ul><ul><li>Dryness </li></ul><ul><li>Duration </li></ul><ul><li>Aftertaste </li></ul><ul><li>Taste </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Spice </li></ul><ul><li>Flavor </li></ul>Your Logo Here <ul><li>Fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Strawberry </li></ul><ul><li>Raspberry </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry </li></ul><ul><li>Currant </li></ul><ul><li>Plum </li></ul><ul><li>Pear </li></ul><ul><li>Cherry </li></ul><ul><li>Fig / Date </li></ul><ul><li>Apple </li></ul>Common Descriptors for Red Wine Tasting <ul><li>Aromatics </li></ul><ul><li>Vanilla </li></ul><ul><li>Mint </li></ul><ul><li>Spicy </li></ul><ul><li>Pepper </li></ul><ul><li>Coconut </li></ul><ul><li>Anise </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Caramel </li></ul><ul><li>Other Flavors </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Grass </li></ul><ul><li>Chestnut </li></ul><ul><li>Brambles </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Earthy </li></ul><ul><li>Leather </li></ul><ul><li>Oak </li></ul><ul><li>Bitter / Tart </li></ul><ul><li>Buttery </li></ul>FRONT BACK Pocket sized help for you to learn & improve wine tasting skill My Wine Experience Spreadsheet or iPhone App to help you keep track

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